What are the essentials to bring for a sailing vacation?

If you are planning a sailing vacation, here are the essential items to bring for a cabin cruise:

  • soft bags for luggage, avoid hard suitcases

  • waterproof bag for onshore excursions to carry your personal belongings (wallet, phone, camera)

  • beach bag (for towels, sunscreen, spare clothes)

  • swimwear (pack several to stay dry)

  • beach towel

  • sunglasses and hat/cap

  • beachwear (opt for lightweight, quick-drying clothes)

  • waterproof clothing (light jacket if needed)

  • warm clothing for cool evenings if sailing in Europe in mid/low season

  • shoes/sandals (with non-marking soles, good grip, and that can go in the water)

For personal hygiene products, when it comes to sunscreen, it is recommended to use oil-free and reef-safe products.

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Insect repellent

  • Lip balm

  • Shampoo, shower gel

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

To prevent seasickness, it is advisable to have tablets or patches. If you have light sleep, don’t forget to bring earplugs and a sleep mask.

Don’t forget important documents such as your passport, visa.

It is best to leave items such as kitchen and tableware, navigation tools and charts, first aid kits, valuable jewelry, hair dryers, and straighteners at home.

Now that you’re ready, it’s time to choose your destination and enjoy your sailing trip!

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